This year’s report titled Māui Rau: from aspiration to execution, has been co-authored by Māori sector leaders at KPMG New Zealand and ASB Bank.
Riria Te Kanawa from KPMG says many Māori organisations, especially those focused on the well-being of their people, are being pulled in too many different directions by their various stakeholder groups. “Our elected leaders face many competing demands from their membership, and this weight of pressure then gets transferred to the organisation’s operations…so they are constantly on the treadmill, or in fire-fighting mode.”
What is required, is for the organisation to replace this with a targeted and strategy-led approach. “The first step is to make some clear choices – and sometimes tough choices – around the group of people you will wrap your energy and support around. Because the current blanket approach is not effective” says Riria.
The report was released at a special launch event held at Ōrākei Marae in Auckland on 18 October 2018. Copies of this year's publication will be made available through a series of regional co-hosted ASB & KPMG Māui Rau workshops. If you would like to register to participate in one of our workshops held in your rohe, please contact Riria Te Kawana.